Autoweek Announces New Television Show

By Auto News Log • December 17th, 2011

Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage hosted by Courtney Hansen Premieres January 3
on Discovery’s Velocity Network

DETROIT – In its five-decade history, Autoweek has expanded from its origins as a print magazine to creating and delivering content across multiple platforms. Next, Autoweek takes on primetime television with the debut of Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage on Velocity, the network launched by Discovery Channel in October. Hosted by Courtney Hansen, the show will air on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, 7:30 p.m. Central. The first of 13 episodes premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

“Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage is all about our passion for the automobile,” said Autoweek vice president and publisher KC Crain. “It’s 30 minutes of unadulterated car enthusiasm right from Autoweek’s editorial pages – covering everything from design to driving, customization, cooking and cruisin’, travel and technology.”

Named for the storied auto repair shop on Detroit’s legendary Woodward Avenue, Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage gives us a closer look at car culture from all over the country. Before joining Autoweek, host Courtney Hansen worked at Fox Sports and at TLC where she co-hosted the showcar makeover program Overhaulin with Chip Foose. She is currently hosting her seventh season of Spike TV’s “PowerBlock”. Hansen will be joined on screen by various Autoweek editors and special guests from around the country, with Emmy Award-winning, Detroit-based Gary May directing.

Vinsetta Garage opened as a repair shop for carriages and Model Ts almost a century before it’s closing in 2010. Now owned by KC Crain and restaurateur Curt Catallo, this storied part of Detroit’s automotive legacy will live on with its repurposing as a sister restaurant to metro Detroit’s famed Union Woodshop and Clarkston Union. Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage marks a new chapter in the histories of both Vinsetta and Autoweek.

“Passion for the automobile has shaped our culture,” Crain said. “Anyone who loves cars should tune in to see how the American story—past, present and future—is indelibly linked to that of the automobile.”

Viewers can visit http://www.vinsetta.com/ or http://www.autoweek.com/ to learn more about the show.

Follow Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/VinsettaTV

Follow Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/VinsettaTV

Follow Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/VinsettaTV

About Autoweek Media Group

The Autoweek Media Group delivers automotive information and insight to car buyers and enthusiasts across multiple platforms, from print to online and mobile to video and television. Its team of car experts share opinion, insight, news and data that guide buyers and enthusiasts in their automotive quests. The group includes Autoweek magazine, autoweek.com, Autoweek Productions, and its newest ventures, shopautoweek.com and Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage. Autoweek is the nation’s only fortnightly enthusiast car magazine that for more than 50 years has tested new vehicles, reported the latest car news and trends, and covered auto racing in all its forms. autoweek.com delivers breaking news and fresh content to enthusiasts 24/7. Autoweek Productions creates audio and video content, developing podcasts, interviews, vehicle walk-arounds and more. shopautoweek.com delivers an Internet car shopping experience unlike any other available site, powered by the unbiased insight, opinion and expertise of Autoweek editors. Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage is a television show on Discovery’s Velocity Channel all about the automotive lifestyle, with unadulterated car enthusiasm torn from Autoweek’s editorial pages. Autoweek Media Group is owned by Crain Communications Inc., publisher of leading industry trade publications Advertising Age and Automotive News, among others, and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

About Velocity

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the upscale men’s cable network that provides thrilling HD programming for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, with series and specials representing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure and travel genres. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in approximately 40 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.tv, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @VelocityTV1

Contact:

Rochelle Cavanagh
Crain Communications
313-446-0384 (office)
rcavanagh@autoweek.com

Cindy Kamerad
Weber Shandwick
(248) 203-8112 (office)
(248) 227-3744 (cell)
ckamerad@webershandwick.com

Source: Autoweek Media Group

 

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